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    DescriptionThe survivor of a difficult childhood and youth, Rubin Carter rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people in a New Jersey bar. While in prison, Carter chronicled the events that led him from the ring to three consecutive life sentences and 10 years in solitary confinement. His story was a cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote a classic anthem for Carter's struggle; and Joan Baez, Muhammad Ali, Roberta Flack, and thousands more took up the cause as well. Originally published in 1974, this account is an eye-opening examination of growing up black in America, problems in the United States prison system, and Carter's own battles.


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    Title
    The Sixteenth Round
    Subtitle
    From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 339
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781569765678
    ISBN 10: 1569765677
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC21: 365.6092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A09303042
    BISAC V2.8: SPO008000
    B&T Approval Code: A09164800
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Chicago Review Press
    Imprint name
    Chicago Review Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was released from prison in 1988. Former chair and CEO of Canada's Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted and, since 2005, CEO of Innocence International, Dr. Carter is the author of "Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom." His life has been the subject of three books and a major motion picture, "The Hurricane, " starring Denzel Washington. The recipient of honorary doctor of law degrees from Griffith University, Australia, and York University, Toronto.
    Review quote
    "A shocking, savage and brilliant indictment of racial injustice and the inhumanity of the prison." --"Globe and Mail"